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Creators:
Smith, H.G.L.
Dates:
1905-1907
Size:
90 Photographic prints ((1 box)., black & white, 7 x 9 cm.)
90 Photographic prints ((dupe prints) (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
90 Negatives (photographic) ((dupe negs), black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1980-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

An album of photographs taken between 1905 and 1907 by H.G.L. Smith or his associates to document his hunting trips in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and the accompanying African workers.

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Dates:
circa 1899-1955
Size:
126 Chromolithographs (126 trade cards (13 sets))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection consists of 126 chromolithographic trade cards (13 sets) published by the Leibig Company between 1899 and 1955. These trade cards were included with products sold in Europe, such as chicken soup and chocolate. The cards focus on African art and material culture and showcase distinctive ethnic types, artistic and craft traditions, cultural performance, dress/costume and leadership. Sets include In Transvaal, In Abyssinia, Scenes of Africa, In East Africa I, Madagascar, In East Africa II, Life Among the Congolese People, Wild Animals of the Congo, The Italian Empire, Congolese Craftsmanship, Hunting and Fishing in the Belgian Congo, Peoples of the Belgian Congo, and History of the Belgian Congo I-III. Captions on the cards appear in French, Italian and German.

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Dates:
circa 1930
Size:
Film reels (50 minutes, black-and-white silent reversal; 1,345 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1983.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot during a hunting expedition to east Africa including Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, and the Sudan. Footage includes: shipboard ritual of "crossing the equator," passage through the Suez Canal, a local ceremony staged for visitors by Acholi tribesmen, Kikuyu dance, monumental Egyptian sculpture and architecture, and various hunting activities an...

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Creators:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)
Dates:
1663-2004
Size:
6,500 Items (estimated)
Collection ID:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0014
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.

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Creators:
Hill, Howard, 1899-1975
RKO Radio Pictures
Dates:
1951
Size:
Film reels (1 hour 30 minutes, color sound; 2390 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.03
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of TEMBO, a 1951 film produced and directed by Howard Hill, documenting a safari and search in Africa for the tribe of "Leopard Men," and a trailer for the film. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical d...

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Creators:
Wheeler, William F. (William Felix), 1943-2008
Dates:
1986-1998
Size:
5,200 Color slides (circa)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2005-19
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by William F. Wheeler during his expeditions to Africa in July 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, and 1998, mostly documenting the Efe of Akokora in the Ituri forest. Photographs relating to the Efe people of Akokora in the Ituri forest include images of Efe people, camps, musical instruments, dances, archery and poison arro...

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Creators:
Wheeler, William F., 1943- (William Felix)
Dates:
1994-1996
Size:
10 Videocassettes (Hi8) (10 hours, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2004.07
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Video project by William Wheeler of the Efe Pygmies. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within...

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Creators:
Foster, John W. S.
Foster, Arthur D.
Dates:
circa 1927
Size:
6 Film reels (63 minutes, black-and-white silent; 2,386 feet, 35mm; 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1996.08
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Incomplete amateur edited film documenting an around-the world trip. The Fosters travel through southern Sudan and the Belgian Congo (Republic of Congo), Africa; Iraq; Thailand; Cambodia; and Calcutta, India. In Africa film records steamship voyage up unidentified tributary of the White Nile through marshy vegetation to British border post of Reja...

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Creators:
Keystone View Company
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1882-1930
Size:
240 Stereographs (black and white, 9 x 22 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-022
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document African businesses, cities, industry, landscapes, peoples and resources. The collection documents various locations within Kenya, Tanzania, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Africa. Peoples represented include Kikuyu, Maasai, Bangi, Chagga, Ndombe, Poto, Bangala, Zulu, and Kongo peoples. There are many images of agriculture, hunting, making pottery, mining diamonds and gold, church services at a Catholic mission, a gathering of chiefs at a court, a lion-killing ceremony, and war dances. Businesses and industries shown include coffee plantations; the DeBeers Diamond Mine; a diamond mine compound and crushing mill; fishing boats; a hemp plantation; ivory trade; a market; and the stock market.

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Creators:
Lomas, John E., 1941-
Dates:
1972-1973
Size:
905 Slides (photographs) ((2 v.), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by John E. Lomas in the Sudan from 1972 through 1973. The images document the art and culture of village peoples of the Sudan to include the Dinka, Murle and Shilluk. Most are portraits showing body painting and scarification. Activities portrayed include buying and selling in markets, domestic chores, hunting and metal smithing. There are also images of modern and traditional architecture.

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